Four Los Alamos High School students garnered awards in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair held virtually May 16-21.
The team of Phillip Ionkov and Anthony Lestone were awarded $2,000 and a second place in the Physics and Astronomy category for their project, Nondestructive Analysis of Geological Sites Through Muon Transmission Imaging.
Karin Ebey placed fourth in Animal Sciences for her project on Climate Change on Crocodilians: Modeling the Effects of Phenological Shifts.
Robert Strauss competed in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines category and garnered a fourth place award for his project Neuromorphic Computing: Simulating the Brain’s Visual Cortex for a Faster, More Efficient Computer. He also received an Honorable Mention special award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), a program of the Society for Science for over 70 years, is the world’s largest global science competition for high school. Through a global network of local, regional and national science fairs, millions of students are encouraged to explore their passion for scientific inquiry. Each spring, a group of these students is selected as finalists and offered the opportunity to compete for approximately U.S. $5 million in awards and scholarships.
Regeneron ISEF provides a global stage for future leaders in STEM – bringing together the best and brightest young minds to present their original research ideas to leading scientists and peers. Founded by the belief that advances in science are key to solving global challenges, Regeneron ISEF works to support and invest in young scientists who are generating ideas and acting as catalysts for the change needed to improve the well-being of all people and the planet.